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Tilly: my mental health toolbox

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My mental illness at times caused much distress. Since my first episode of illness, a gradual process of receiving professional help, reaching out for support around me, improving my own understanding and self-awareness, and developing a tool kit of self care and coping strategies has allowed me to evolve from struggle to recovery and ongoing managementI am able to live, enjoy and adventure in spite of having a complex mental illness.My handle on my condition is strong.

I experience warning signs of mania, including restlessness, erratic or racing thoughts, difficulty sleeping and urges to complete unnecessary tasks.

Recently I reflected that, although I can identify them (an important step which itself took time to achieve), I was struggling to deal with them in the moment.I decided to contact a psychologist for guidance around developing coping strategies and ways to approach calming these symptoms better.

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